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Sep 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and this is "viewpoint." president obama's poll numbers show the post convention that mitt romney wanted and didn't get. homey shakes the etch-a-sketch on healthcare andnd can't explain why the g.o.p. would cut the budget without hurting the middle class. likely voters gave president obama a six-point lead and a four-point lead in the latest reuters poll while the register registered voters back the president in the recent gallup poll. but >> eliot: the basic structure of the race does not seem to be benefiting mitt romney. the g.o.p. candidate for president was in" today where the latest public policy poll shows them trailing the president by 5%. faced with poll, an anonymous top romney adviser sold us, quote number: >> eliot: chicago, of course, is headquarters to the obama campaign team, and blaming the messenger, like romney's adviser did, is a classic response that one would expect from the candidate who feels the election slipping away. themitt romney found key provisions he would like to keep on sunday's "meet the press"." >> romney: there are a number of things that i like in healthcare reform
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
not have been great news for president obama. fortunatelily there are another set of numbers that are reassuring. the obama campaign for the first time in months raised more than the romney campaign. the margin was slim, according to the obama camp, 98ers 98% of those donations were $100 or less. joining me now, ken vogel whose recent piece democrats lower sites on donors tackle this very issue. ken, thank you for joining us tonight. >> my pleasure tonight. >> eliot: if i read your article properly the super rich democrats are fleeing for the hills, basically saying to the president, don't chase us, we're not interested. >> there has been a little bit of this dynamic in play for most of this election cycle. a number of these wealthy democrats are philosophically opposed to the super pacs and raising and spending unlimited money in politics. as a result, they don't want to play the game. the operatives who are trying to get them back in the game, if you don't help, we're never going to address this legislatively and get fixes in terms of campaign finance that will change it. s
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Aug 31, 2012 8:00pm PDT
together after president obama election he left out the fact that republicans in washington came out together to do whatever they could to deny the president in a second term. when they said, you didn't build that, they were repeating a lie debunked by independent fact checkers from across the nation. and there is more. a president that cares little about the truth and really has no shame. >> romney: the center piece of the president's campaign is an attacking success. >> they came back with an urgent report. he thanked them. sent them on their way and then did exactly nothing. >> romney: his policies have not created jobs. they've depressed them. >> many in my middle school worked at that plant. right at that plant candidate obama said if our government is here to support you this plant will be here for another 100 years. that's what he said in 2008. well, as it turned out that plant didn't last another year. >> romney: i will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. president obama began his presidency with an apology tour. >> you would think whatever his party would make job creation
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Sep 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
evening i'm eliot spitzer is "viewpoint." after a show start thursday president obama closed the democratic convention with some soaring rhetoric in the promise of a rising middle class economy. >> obama: if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. [applause] >> eot: you again as the president spoke he may have already known that the august's jobs report would flatten his bump coming out of the convention and weaken his chances for re-election this fall. while most economists expected 125,000 new jobs last month, the labor department reported just 96,000 new private sector hires and while the unemployment rate dropped 268,000 people dropped out of the workforce. and if that's not enough, workforce participation rate is at its lowest level since ronald reagan's first y
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
responsibility and look after neighbors. >> obama: if we re-claim those values now, if we rally around a new economic patriotism together, we can rebuild this economy together. we will grow the middle class together. we will move forward together. >> eliot: not surprisingly, the same themes play a prominent role in a two-minute long ad the obama campaign is playing in seven swing states including ohio and virginia. >> obama: it's time for a new economic patriotism. rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. compare my plan to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> eliot: to help voters make the decision, the obama campaign also put out another ad today putting pictures of real people over mitt romney's notorious comments to wealthy donors about americans who don't pay income tax. >> 47% of the people -- who are dependent on government. who believe they're victims. who believe government has responsibility to care for them. who believe they're entitled to healthcare and
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Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> romney: president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> eliot: romney even praised his massachusetts health care program, romney told nbc news, and i quote . . . one can only imagine what would have hand if romney had embraced his health care plan at the start of this raisin stead of running away from it. according to the "new york times" cbs news poll of three swing states the president leads his challenger by 12 points. mr. obama is out in front in florida by nine points, and in ohio, president obama is up by ten points. but some republicans seem to have trouble accepting the polls as valid. >> i trust our numbers, and that's what we're basing our decisions off of. >> eliot: good luck with that. in ohio romney accepted the endorsement of golf legend jack nicolaus. >> romney: it's great to have senator rob portman. he is playing barack obama in these mock debates we have. i don't like him very much. he keeps beating me up and i keep shaking my head. obama deputy campaign m
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
." president obama tells world leaders at the united nations they must join the fight against the violent extremism that claimed the lives of four americans in libya while mitt romney outlines his plans to marry free enterprise to foreign aid at the clinton global initiative. paul ryan finds an employee's union he can actually support. starting with the president. after the death of chris stevens. the anti-muslim video that provoked the protests while defending the right to free speech. >> obama: americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views. even views we profoundly disagree with. and on this, we must agree there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eliot: the president warned iran that while it still had time to demonstrate its nuclear program was peaceful, that time was not unlimited. >> obama: make no mistake a nuclear armed iran is
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Sep 13, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. in addition libyan authorities arrested four men suspected of instigating the protests. president obama called both egyptian president morsi and magariaf. the two calls had decidedly different tones. president obama expressed appreciation to libyan president magariaf for the cooperation received from the libyan government and people in responding to the attack. though questions still remain about the role libyan terrorists played in escalating the attacks. with respect to egypt the president had made an interesting comment in an interview earlier yesterday with telemundo. >> would you consider the current egyptian regime an ally of the united states? >> obama: i don't think that we would consider them an ally but we don't consider them an enemy. >> eliot: against this backdrop, president obama's phone call with egyptian president morsi was more pointed with obama stressing the importance of egypt main tang security of u.s. diplomatic facilities. fallout continues as mitt romney continued to fend off criticism for his prem
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Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
done that. >> in a sense you have to do what both clinton and obama did, and to some reagan did as well, which is to push back your base, and while at the same time say i'm just going this for the camera, i'm your map. all of the great politicians know how to do that. they have to deal with their base in that way. >> eliot: president obama got significant criticism on the first couple of years of his first term on issues such as immigration and lesbian/gay issues as well and then suddenly there when he needed the base to come back he came out in support of same-sex marriage. and that solidified him as yes, once again he is our candidate. >> that's right. >> eliot: there you see him as the nimble politician, and i think that has carried him forward. >> as with bill clinton he is enemies right at the moment of election where you have this hard core opposition as clinton did with newt gingrich. and then people say maybe he'll unleash in the second term. i think people are concerned with obama as well, who is the real obama. >> eliot: yeah. but we do know that
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
'll continue to lead. >> obama: we'll never retreat from the world. we'll never stop working for the dignity and freedom whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that is the essence of american leadership. >> eliot: the romney campaign has been working to capitalize on the riots to attack the president's leadership. telling the "washington post," if you had a president romney you would be in a different situation. respect for america has gone down. romney's running pate, congressman paul ryan piled on in a speech in washington. >> we know who america is dealing with in these attacks. they're extremists who operate by violence and intimidation and the at least equivocation or mixed signal makes them boulder. >> eliot: a bit of equivocation from george w. bush might not have been so bad. the policies coming from swing state voters seems unequivocal when asked who would do a better job, voters liked like preferred obama over romney. and in florida and in virginia the president favored over his republican rifle. i'm joined by markos moulitsas. thank you for joining us. one week after the conv
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> eliot: at issue president obama tried to take away from romney in an ohio campaign speech. >> obama: today, launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas. we're going to stop it. it is not right. it is the against the rules, and we will not let it stand. >> eliot: romney is also repeat lid attacked the president on another key foreign policy challenge, iran's nuclear program, and the threat of an iranian atomic bomb. susan rice insisted that the president's policy is working. >> what is clear iran does not have a nuclear weapon, and iran is more isolated than ever internationally. >> eliot: yet there was a voice of skepticism. israeli employment called to establish red lines for iran's nuclear program. netanyahu insisted despite his long-time friendship with mitt romney he was not meddling with american politics. >> i'm not going to be drawn into the american election. what is driving my statement not the american calendar but the iranic nuclear calendar. >> eliot: for what appears to
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, president obama condemned the attacks. >> obama: there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> eliot: but unfortunately and predictably there was a political dimension to this as well with protest against the film tuesday morning. a foreign service officer in the embassy tried to calm the situation with a tweet condemnic the ain't muslim film and i read in part. respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of american democracy. we firmly reject the actions by those who abuse universal right of free speech to putter religious beliefs of others. the embassy later confirmed that statement. a few problems with that response. the tweet was not a first response to the attacks. it preceded the attacks and it was an effort to head off the protest. it did not come from the administration but a lower level foreign service officer. it did not thinkize with the attacks, but nonetheless the state department and the white house disavowed it.
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Sep 14, 2012 8:00pm PDT
market--that booms that helps obama. it's controversial, mitt romney uses it to talk about the economy. >> eliot: i think it helps obama a little bit stock market and people vote based on the stock market. it helps him in that regard. but mitt romney says everything he has done has not worked. so maybe a slight help in obama. >> eliot: all right, ben white editor of politico, and wiesenthal. thank you for your time tonight. >> the president is getting support from snoop dogg. view what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025, we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ >> eliot: coming up, congresswoman sheila jackson lee on the non-existent problem of voter fraud. but first obama gets a key endorsement, fox news anchors get in an argument, and when it doesn't
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Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
forum last night. >> romney: my campaign is about the 100%. >> obama: when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims. that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> eliot: univision's anchors pressed both and candidates on immigration. romney stuck to promising comprehensive change while hammering the president for failing to achieve his own comprehensive reform. >> romney: i'm not going to be rounding people out and deporting them out of the country. we'll put in place and a permanent solution and when i'm president, i will actually do what i promise. i will put in place an immigration reform to solve this. >> eliot: for his part, president obama admitted that while immigration policy was his biggest failure it wasn't for lack of trying. >> obama: i'm happy to take responsibility for the fact we didn't get it done. we did put forward a dream act that was passed in the house. got overwhelming majority of s
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Aug 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
] >> back in the corporations of people's republic of tampa. >> give credit to barack obama for creating jobs, for golf caddies. >> he has not been working to earn re-election. he has been working to earn a spot on the pga tour. >> our problem with president obama is that he's a bad person. by all accounts he's a good husband, a good father, thanks to lots of practice, a good golfer. >> governor romney has a different style however-- >> what you're saying, he has a personality. >> he has the oratorycal skills of an operator. >> i would like to play less on my ipod than yours. >> a highlight of a nice team, which is "we can change it." >> we will not spend the next four years blaming others. we will take responsibility. >> if you're feeling left out or passed by, you have not failed. your leaders have failed you. >> whenwell look, when people give speeches. >> there is going to be more truth. >> hold on, you can when you're trying to save your country from a socialist tyrant. >> whose that? >> barack obama. >> but he's not. >> yeah, i know, jon, that's why the republicans changed that. >>
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that shows president obama with the lead from slim to substantial. in the same margin of likely voters in the associated press poll. but he also a five lead over romney and eight-point lead in the latest pew poll. all of those polls were taken before mother jones released the tape that may prove to be the turning point in this race. with mitt romney telling fundraisers that nearly half the country, by his count were a bunch of losers and moochers. >> eliot: public reaction to the tape is interesting. according to a grand new gallup poll say those remarks make them 20% more likely to vote for romney. while 36% say he they're less likely to vote for him and his running mate, paul ryan, tried to clean up the mess that romney made. >> he was inarticulate in making this point. the point we're trying to make here under the obama economy economics stagnation is up. >> eliot: thanks for the good word paul. president obama told david letterman while quote all of us say the wrong thing once in a while. >> one thing i never tried to do, and i think none of us can do in public office is suggest th
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
show president obama with a five-point lead in the critical swing state. it's a part of fire up gop voters and get back on track a week after romney secretly taped statements damming half of the population. romney insisted in his "60 minute" interview last night. that his campaign was doing just fine. actually romney is trailing in all of the latest national and zing-state polls, and in the "politico" poll out today . . . the president may be giving romney an opening for attack on fiern affairs. that after steve quizzed the president. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road, because in a lot of these places one organizing principal has been islam. there are strains of extremism, and anti-americanism and anti-western sentiment and can be tapped into my demagogues. >> eliot: mitt romney was quick to jump on the bump in the road comment. >> romney: his indication that bumps in the road is a different view than i have. i can't imagine saying something like the assassination of an ambassador was something like
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, president obama was second at former president george w. bush scored third at 46%, a solid three points ahead of mitt romney. you heard that right, george w. bush is more popular than mitt romney. and some republicans are blaming the campaign's problem on the candidate himself. an anonymous romney organization top member was quoted as saying . . . and a top washington republican . . . turning to the latest swing state polls. a survey has likely voters in new hampshire backing the president a 50 to 45%. new hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire more people because of obamacare. [ cheers ] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and paul ryan's almost intensity in his belief you have to repeal president obama's healthcare reform which would add 30 million people to the healthcare rolls then he wants to cut medicaid which would cut 25 million people off the rolls. what more direct contrast can you see? >> there is no logic. and anything in the ryan budget that's been adopted by the republican party as part of their platform and in particular, this area. as you squeeze out medicaid and get rid of it as we know it, you're also talking about changing medicare as it is. repeal obama care and in the process, create 30 more million people without insurance. there will be no safety net and it will get to what i think ryan's dream is. survival of the fittest. darwin social darwinism for this country which nobody wants. >> eliot: social darwinism that is both cruel and anti thetical to our core values. beyond that, it doesn't answer the question how will those folks get healthcare and who will pay for it? because at the end of the day we are going to pay
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Sep 11, 2012 8:00pm PDT
of their loved ones. at the pentagon where a giant american building marked the building, president obama and first lady michelle obama laid a wreath. in shanksville pennsylvania, vice president joe biden laid a wreath and spoke to the memorial service. not long after the attacks, the administration of president george w. bush began insisting there was nothing it could have done to stop them. even after it was learned that bush received the presidential daily brief august 6th with the headline bin laden determined to strike in u.s. but now in an extraordinary new book 500 days of secrets and lies in the terror wars, in an op ed article in "the new york times" today the deafness before the storm author kurt eichenwald lays out the briefings that the bush administration seemingly ignored on the road to 9-11. on may 1 2001, a group presently in the united states was planning a terrorist operation. on june 22nd, al-qaeda strikes could be imminent. on june 29th, in response to neocon, it was meant to distract the white house fro
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
these innocuous remarks from mr. obama on thursday. >> obama: you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. something that i would like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the american people so they can put pressure on congress to help move some of these issues forward. >> eliot: within hours romney tried to use that comment to take a jab at a florida rally. >> romney: the president of the united states said he can't change washington from the inside. isn't that amazing. no wonder why he has had such a hard time over the last four years. >> eliot: perhaps romney forgot he made an identical comment in 2008. >> i don't think you change washington from the inside. i think you change it from the outside. >> eliot: david axelrod put it best on the "today" show. >> the fact that romney picked up on it and attacked him on it shows he's cascading from one attack to another. >> eliot: the attacks are falling flat, listen to the response that paul ryan got from the aarp conference when he attacked the affordable care
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for barack obama four years ago. because they voted for him they don't want to be told they were wrong. that he's a bad guy. that he does bad things and he's corrupt. those people that we have to get, they want to believe they did the right thing. that he wasn't up to the task. so the things that animate us are not the things that animate them and the best success i have is speaking with those people is saying you know, the president has been a disappointment. he told us he would keep unemployment below 8%. it hasn't been below 8% yet. 50% of students out of school -- 50% of the kid in high school in the 50 largest cities won't graduate from high school. what are they going to do. these are the kinds of things that i can say to that audience that they nod their head and say yeah right. >> eliot: a lot of republicans are saying romney is not right. "new york times" conservative columnist david brooks compared romney in his headline to thurston howell iii the clueless millionaire in the '60s tv comedy gilligan's island
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
all of them know that president obama chose to do "the view" instead of meeting with them. >> is there any discussion amongst world leaders about the president not being available for face-to-face meetings. >> not that i heard. i think everybody is preparing for their speeches. >> so we are in fact perhaps in some respects, blowing this out of proportion? >> most likely. >> he decided to sit down with the ladies of "the view." >> whatever his missteps are as president, barack obama, is surging the course, because the closer we get to the election, the dumber mitt romney gets. >> you can't find any oxygen inside the aircraft because the windows don't open. i don't know why they don't do that. but it's a real problem. so it's very dangerous. the windows don't open i don't know why they don't do that? >> eliot: i have my own take on the nfl refs. it's about money and believe it or not, congress. small in size. big on safety. you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep yo
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